I went through a set of HRH novels (Quatermain set) a while back and am trying to read a volume with the complete She series. Sadly I don't sleep all that well now and it is affecting my leisure reading...
Edit -- here is the set I finished:
That edition has a Pablo Marcos cover. I hope your sleep troubles have lessened.
Post by bunty0barbarian on Jan 26, 2020 11:54:09 GMT -5
I've just finished reading King Solomon's Mines a couple of days, and it is easily the most entertaining book I've ever read yet. The lunar eclipse scene, the 40 mile trek across the harrowing desert, and Death's council are such imaginative moments, that the only book that even comes close the Haggard's King Solomon' Mines, in terms of pure entertainment, or fast paced adventure is Gods of Mars. That said, I also found the book to be uncomfortably racist, due to the imperialistic tone. Nevertheless, and to Haggard's credit, he does portray a respectable view of African tribal culture, and Umbopa, Infadoos are standout characters from the story.
Also deuce, any opinions on Wisdom's Daughter? I'm planning to read the Quatermain-Ayesha cycle chronologically, and I've found mixed reviews about it.
Post by bunty0barbarian on Nov 11, 2022 14:53:54 GMT -5
Just finished by second Haggard novel from the RGL website. Ayesha truly is a character for the ages, Galadriel, Belit, Negari and perhaps Akivasha have traces of Ayesha in their DNA. I was also surprised by the horror elements (the hot pot ritual for instance) and downbeat ending of the book. Overall, I think She is the better story but King Solomon's Mines had the better characters.
I was debating what my third Haggard book should be between Cleopatra or Moon of Israel. I decided to go with Moon, as I was not that familiar with the Exodus story.